London Waterbus Canal Trips (2 miles)
London Waterbus Canal Trips
Trips of varying length on traditional canal narrow boats, three with Historic Ship Certificates, and all with weather protection and large opening windows for sunny days.
City Cruises (3 miles)
Take a leisurely cruise through London's illustrious history from a half an hour to a whole afternoon, with informative commentary, plus refreshments and the necessary facilities available. Great idea for fun things to...
Harry Potter London Bus Tour (3 miles)
Harry Potter London Bus Tour
Join the Harry Potter Tour of London Locations and take a magical fun packed bus tour of the film locations and inspirations in the muggle capital.
London Duck Tours (3 miles)
London Duck Tours
is no ordinary sightseeing tour, you get a guided tour by road including a trip along the river, without ever leaving the comfort of your seat. Nothing compares to the thrill of driving from the road straight into the Thames....
London RIB Voyages (3 miles)
London RIB Voyages
Fast, fun sightseeing speedboat trips for all ages. The whole family will love this fast paced adventure whilst our comedian guides make learning about our great city entertaining. Toddlers, children and their grannies will...
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway (6 miles)
Brockwell Park Miniature Railway
is a 7 and a quarter inch gauge ride on railway for children and adults. The railways runs for a quarter mile return trip between the Herne Hill Gates and the World Famous Brockwell Lido.
Docklands Light Railway (8 miles)
Docklands Light Railway
A day out on the excitingly sophisticated DLR is far from all about trains: hop on and off with a day ticket and visit bundles of great stuff as you travel round and you've got happy kids from start to stop!
Air Line Cable Car (9 miles)
Air Line Cable Car
Enjoy regal views of London in the new cable cars flying at up to 90 metres above the Thames! The journey is less than ten minutes so perfect for even the smallest sightseer.
Malden Miniature Railway (11 miles)
The Ruislip Lido Railway (12 miles)
The Ruislip Lido Railway
A charming 12-inch gauge railway which runs through the woodlands skirting the lake from Woody Bay Station beside the beach, all the way round to Ruislip Lido.
Barking Park Light Railway (12 miles)
Barking Park Light Railway
Delightful 7.25 inch gauge trains take you on a journey just under 1 quarter mile from Park Gates Station to Lakeside Halt.
Lee Valley Boat Centre (17 miles)
Lee Valley Boat Centre
In a week you can cruise into London on a narrow boats, or in just an hour you can navigate the river by electric pleasure craft, pedalos or rowing boats.
Great Cockcrow Railway (17 miles)
Great Cockcrow Railway
Take a trip behind one of our 7 1/4 scale steam engines through woods, over bridges, through a tunnel and perhaps even through the Jungle. Watch out for the animals! A choice of two routes, why not do both?
Swanley New Barn Railway (18 miles)
Swanley New Barn Railway
is a miniature railway in Swanley Park giving rides over a ½ mile of track. The park itself contains: Paddling pool; Water jets; Family Boating Lake; Kiddies' electric bikes; Sand pit play area; Large playground...
The Race Hut (18 miles)
The Race Hut
is a Race Car simulation venue with 16 professional simulators. You can race the whole family in these amazingly realistic simulators in a wide selection or race cars and circuits from around the world. So take on your family...
Salters Steamers (18 miles)
As one of the longest established firms on the Thames they own one of the largest and most exclusive fleets operating on the river. Cruises combine traditional style, contemporary comforts and the highest modern standards.
Windsor Duck Tours (18 miles)
Windsor Duck Tours
It’s Time for Splash Down in our New Amphibious Vehicle: Fun Tours of Windsor by Road then with a SPLASH on The River Thames! Live guides include information on Windsor Castle, The Great Park and other sights around...
East Herts Miniature Railway (20 miles)
East Herts Miniature Railway
A 7 and a quarter gauge miniature railway with several different train types lovingly maintained. Open weekends for family jaunts up and down the line.
Epping Ongar Railway (23 miles)
Epping Ongar Railway
The longest heritage railway in Essex, and closest to London: running mainline steam and diesel trains and a heritage bus service to Epping Underground station. Step back in time and enjoy the romance of travel with our great...
Barnards Miniature Railway (24 miles)
Barnards Miniature Railway
- is a miniature railway that runs steam trains and diesel trains through the Essex countryside and woodlands. It has a picnic area and places for the kids to run round.
Pinewood Miniature Railway (28 miles)
Pinewood Miniature Railway
The railway has been running miniature steam trains for 25 years, taking passengers for half mile rides through a woodland setting. Why not come along and have a ride!
Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway (28 miles)
Frimley Lodge Park and Miniature Railway
The main circuit is multi gauge, ground level and caters for 3 and a half, 5 and 7 and a quarter inch gauge. It is approximately 1km long and is used to give rides to the public on the first Sunday of each month between March...
Museum of Berkshire Aviation (30 miles)
Museum of Berkshire Aviation
Museum of local aviation history with much for the interested eye to feast on. Possibly best indulged on the same day as other attractions for a FULL day out.
Fancott Miniature Railway (32 miles)
Fancott Miniature Railway
7¼ inch Miniature Railway based within the grounds of The Fancott Pub and Restaurant. The railway is ¼ mile in length and circles around our playing field; we also have a small play area on site.
Chinnor and Princes Risborough Railway (33 miles)
Leighton Buzzard Railway (33 miles)
Leighton Buzzard Railway
A heritage steam railway and working museum, we offer a relaxing 70-minute return train ride, hauled in most cases by a historic steam locomotive. Discover our own fascinating history, dating back to the dark days of the...
Spa Valley Railway (33 miles)
Spa Valley Railway
The South East's friendliest steam railway! Heritage steam and diesel trains run for 5 and a half miles through the picturesque Kent and Sussex Weald between Eridge and Royal Tunbridge Wells, stopping off in between at...
Chelmer Cruises (36 miles)
Take a leisurely hour long cruise on Caffel, or hire a row boat or open canoe and explore the canal yourselves! Public tours and private hire.
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway (36 miles)
Beech Hurst Park Miniature Railway
Half a mile track of 5" gauge train track which is elevated - the kids love it!! Only runs on weekends. Great idea if you are looking for family days out in west sussex.
Bluebell Railway (37 miles)
Great Steam engine journeys through the Sussex countryside and offer many seasonal specials which appeal particularly to children.
Audley End Minature Railway (38 miles)
Audley End Minature Railway
A delightful 1.5 mile ride on Lord Braybrooke's private 10 and a quarter inch gauge railway through Estate woodland. The children all enjoy looking out for the teddies that live in the woods!
Southend Cliff Lift (39 miles)
Southend On Sea
Southend Cliff Lift
Take a pleasurable journey on an iconic feature of Southend's rich heritage with fantastic views of the pier and estuary. It runs between Western Esplanade and Cliffton Terrace and will take pushchairs.
Summerfields Miniature Railways (39 miles)
Summerfields Miniature Railways
On public running days children and parents alike can come and watch and ride on real miniature steam trains. There are three separate outdoor tracks for different gauges of train. It is run by the Bedford Model Engineering...
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre (40 miles)
Buckinghamshire Railway Centre
- is a working steam museum where you can step back in time to the steam age. On steaming open days visitors can ride in vintage carriages pulled by a full sized steam engine and on our extensive miniature railway.
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway (41 miles)
The Bredgar and Wormshill Light Railway
Welcome to The Bredgar & Wormshill Light Railway, a delightful 2 foot gauge line tucked away in the heart of the Kent countryside, England, near the village of Bredgar in a richly wooded area of the North Kent Downs.
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway (41 miles)
Cholsey and Wallingford Railway
A preserved former Great Western Railway branchline that links the national railway network at Cholsey with Wallingford. Trains run on selected weekends and bank holidays, often steam hauled.
Hollycombe (41 miles)
- gives you the fun of the fair and much more with Steam Powered Edwardian fairground rides, railways, traction engines, farm and more with Listed woodland gardens alongside.
South Downs Light Railway (42 miles)
South Downs Light Railway
is a miniature railway where real steam engines pull trains with sit-in carriages. In the waiting room teddy bears sit ready to be taken on a train ride. On the journey you’ll see Snow White and other favourite...
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway (42 miles)
Sittingbourne and Kemsley Light Railway
- is the preserved southern half of the former Bowater's Railway built to move the raw materials for paper making and also the finished products around the mill at Sittingbourne.
The Lavender Line (42 miles)
The Lavender Line
The line is now just a mile long and starts at Isfield station, stopping at the new Little Horsted station before returning.
Didcot Railway Centre (46 miles)
Didcot Railway Centre
See the steam trains from the golden age of the Great Western Railway in the original engine shed, with a recreation of Brunel's broad gauge railway and a typical country branch line.
Colne Valley Railway (47 miles)
Colne Valley Railway
Sample the atmosphere and take a ride on an award winning period country railway. A pretty line, relocated station buildings, signal boxes and bridges all lovingly restored and rebuilt.
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats (48 miles)
Magdalen Bridge Row Boats
Rowing is fun and relaxing and a great way to spend a sunny afternoon on the river, pedalos and punts also available. You can hire the boat for an hour or if you want to make a day of it, just stay on the river as long as you...
Oxford River Cruises (48 miles)
Oxford River Cruises
A trip aboard an Edwardian River Launch in Oxford offers a taste of a slower life, where cares drift away with the gentle flow of the water and lifeâs pleasures can be enjoyed to their utmost. Great idea for a...
Volks Electric Railway (49 miles)
Volks Electric Railway
The world's oldest operating electric railway offers a scenic jaunt along the beach for one and a quarter miles, stopping at an aquarium and a great playground.
Cherwell Boat House (49 miles)
Cherwell Boat House
Rowing boats, canoes and punts for hire: what a great idea for a bit of family fun while you are in Oxford.
Kent & East Sussex Railway (49 miles)
Kent & East Sussex Railway
Enjoy 10 miles of pure nostalgia on Englandâs finest rural light railway. Beautifully restored coaches and locomotives dating from Victorian times enable visitors to experience travel and service from a bygone age....
East Anglian Railway Museum (49 miles)
East Anglian Railway Museum
Go back in time and come and explore the museum. Learn about railways and the people who worked and traveled on them.
Have rides on our Mini Rail during the school holidays.
Check for details on our website for whats...
Mid Hants Railway Watercress Line (52 miles)
Stansted Park Light Railway (54 miles)
Stansted Park Light Railway
The 7 and a quarter inch gauge miniature railway runs 850 yards through parkland and forest past a girder bridge and a picturesque little station.
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Now we have the easter and summer holidays fast approaching, we're trying to find the best days out and as many fun things to do with kids as possible, especially cheap and free family friendly places to visit this year - theme parks, waterparks and swimming pools, museums, indoor playcentres and softplay for toddlers, petting farms, wildlife parks and zoos, aquariums, horse riding, castles, steam railways, pottery making and ceramic cafes, roller and ice skating rinks, karting tracks, snowdomes, dry and indoor ski slopes, climbing walls, activity centres, outdoor play at the best local parks, ten pin bowling alleys and all the other best family tourist attractions, that you can visit at the weekend.
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